it's okay to mourn the person you could have been. it's okay to be angry or resentful at that lost potential. it's okay to be sad about it too. but i want you to know that there are so many parts of you, the you that exists right now, that are beautiful and lovely and meaningful. just because your past is lost doesn't mean your future has to be too.
i like my art style. no i dont. yes i do. im lineless. im great at lineart. im bad at lineart. my hands are shaky. i cant do anatomy. i can do anatomy. i draw cartoons. i draw realism. im a painter. im an illustrator. i blend out colors. i use cell shading. i use the stabilizer. i dont use the stabilizer. i know my art style. i havent found my art style. how to find your art style. my hands are stable. im deficient in vitamins. ive been drawing for years. im a beginner. im intermediate. im a professional. i use layer blending. no i dont. i use 8 sketch layers. everything is on one layer. i like my art st
anyways, japanese imperialism is not a thing of the past and still exists today. japanese propaganda is in the little things, and to end it you have to recognize them. stop glorifying the rising sun flag. pay attention to how japanese media treats its korean characters as opposed to the white ones. be on your guard when anyone or anything implies that japan is in any way superior to other asian countries. above all, listen to and support any poc who has been affected by japanese imperialism.